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Clanky44
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 02:37 PM UTC
[quote]These are the last (3) additions I made, to my ever-growing library. Of special notice, the book "Kaigun". For those of you that do not know it, it tells the history of IJN´s strategy, tactics and technology since it´s genesis in the mid XIX century, up to its near end in 1944 (not 1945). One of the best books I´ve read over the last years. Although it´s a massive book, it´s very well written, and easily acessible to non-English speakers/readers. Highly recommended.


Hi Jose,

Kaigun is one of the finest reference books I've come across on Japanese naval doctrine, a must for all IJN fans.
Karybdis
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 12:59 PM UTC
Yeah, I'm torturing myself as to whether or not get the new 1/700 Fujimi release at some point or not. A very tough choice. I like the way the PE guns turn out (crosshairs, etc) but I agree that they take a long time to do and you have to be "in the zone" (see my Hiryu build log).
Angeleyes
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Drama, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: December 14, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 11:51 AM UTC
Dade i have just got those too myself (also 2 of each -triples twins and singles) ,plus the new tool fuzimi 1/700 Kongo.They are unbelievable.I mean you have to keep them against the light to actually see the detail , is that microscopic .One thing i hated when i was building IJN warships was that no matter how much you would detail the ship it would be ruined at the end by the old AA weapons .I could never get around building dozens of AA guns in etched as it seem a way to mundane task for my taste.I only wish-and i dont make wishes very often- that they continue with some other nationalities as well.How about some descent 40mm at last?
Sorry i cant post any pics yet as i still havent figure it out how in this forum.
Karybdis
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 11:33 AM UTC
Frank, those pliers are part of my magical PE toolbox- you'll love them! If you don't already have them, also grab Tamiya's PE scissors and PE file...

I gotta reuse my Fine Molds 1/700 25mm guns pic as I haven't cleaned up my review pics yet (or sent the review to Mark-- will do so in a couple days).



I also have the doubles and triples set...

EDIT: Got the review written and the photos cleaned up and sent to Mark, so better photos in the future.
WeatherMan
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 10:35 AM UTC
These are the last (3) additions I made, to my ever-growing library. Of special notice, the book "Kaigun". For those of you that do not know it, it tells the history of IJN´s strategy, tactics and technology since it´s genesis in the mid XIX century, up to its near end in 1944 (not 1945). One of the best books I´ve read over the last years. Although it´s a massive book, it´s very well written, and easily acessible to non-English speakers/readers. Highly recommended.



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Clanky44
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 10:03 AM UTC
Great pick up Jay, where did you buy it and how much is it going to set me back?!?

Frank
treadhead1952
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 10:01 AM UTC
Cool idea Frank!

It ought to work well, except for the married guys.

Here is my latest, yes, I know it isn't related to styrene, but it is 1/200 scale which equates to about 26 inches long.

Clanky44
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 09:53 AM UTC
As an example, I'll post up my latest batch of purchases.

Ventured out today to a few local hobby stores and came out with some new purchases...

Picked up PitRoads DD Shirakumo.





The last of the PE sets for my 350th Akagi, my set is now complete, and my wallet is officially empty!



A great new title from Vanwell publishing on the Flower class Corvettes. A great reference title with detailed scaled drawings and colour profiles.





...and lastly a tool I've been looking from, a hand held PE bender from Tamiya.



Clanky44
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 09:38 AM UTC
Fellow ship aficionados…

This thread is a means to share with fellow modelers what we’ve recently purchased. If you’ve bought a ship model, aftermarket accessories, reference material or tools, feel free to post it. As long as it’s ship/hobby related, it’s welcomed.

The point of this thread is to allow members to see what’s new in the market, whether it be bought from a local hobby store or from on line shops. It also allows members to discover items that they might of missed out the first time around. This thread is not meant to take over the reviews, it is a simple one or two photo per item post with a brief description of the contents and where you purchased it. If you want to include the shipping costs and delivery times and any other relevant information, feel free to include them.

This thread is open to all members, the more participation the better!

Thanks,
The MSW staff.